Clash Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,031 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road [40th Anniversary Edition]
Lowest review score: 10 Until One
Score distribution:
1,031 music reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Never bettered, this is the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band’s crowning triumph. Own this!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A work of pure, true genius.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You don't even need to know about the box-set's extras: if teenage angst is the root of rock and roll, then 'Quadrophenia' is its definitive statement.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A glittering glam-pop bounty of androgynous pop bots, dock prostitutes, Depression-era outlaws, cowboys and nun-baiting schoolgirls, GYBR remains a vital and versatile vision of brilliance that deserves to be heard.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This masterpiece isn’t dulling any time soon. Working on the premise that they were Generation X’s own Velvet Underground, this is their ‘White Light/White Heat’, and one of the most important rock records of all time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amongst the army of incredible contributors, all unified by melancholic production drawn from the ether of another age, David Lynch's star shimmers brightest.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you love the ambiguous crossover between half-step London sounds and crushed and warped 4/4 peddled by the likes of Martyn, Burial or Joy Orbison, then the love in you will find this album.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Showing clear progression and monumental ambition, TNP have crafted a stark and dense knockout performance.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some of the riffs are quite incredible ('A More Perfect Union'), and the general effect of the whole album is that the listener will want to weep and dance simultaneously. Simply brilliant.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Her second album is an enchanting collection of beautifully raw songs, the faint trace of tape-hiss in the quieter moments combined with the rootsy feel of songs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    As his main band disappears into "indefinite hiatus", console yourself with the knowledge that Birgisson has just made the best record of his career.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s Buzzcocks-goes-Daniel Johnston, with a little Guided By Voices on the side, erudite and desperate, and everything mentioned above and yet a lot, lot more. And it’s a pleasure to share it, and them, with you.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Suffused with an indefinable sense of melancholy, the likes of ‘I Can Change’, ‘Home’ and ‘Dance Yrself Clean’ instil the rubbery electro with a tangible soul - whilst ‘Drunk Girls’ delivers a giddy hit of bony post-punk.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    First spewed forth in 1973 this blend of Iggy's guttural moanings and James Williamson's precise spiky guitars is rightly regarded as one of the most seminal, ferocious, uncompromising, crude, sleazy, nihilistic rock albums of all time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although the album is full of brilliance, album opener ‘Marina’ stands headstrong above the others in terms of scope and grandeur, a dirty distorted guitar solo coupled with an African style instrumental and tribal chorusing sees ‘Fever’ go from commendable to a masterpiece.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's less immediate than previous material, but nevertheless absorbs the magic of the world, distilling it into ten slices of trembling, impassioned rock 'n' roll.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    M.I.A. stands alone in her own world of pop firing out her mercurial messages, which are as complex as they are captivating. MAYA is a towering work that makes a mockery of rivals and genres.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Further proof that The Arcade Fire may indeed be the best band on the planet.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Eel Pie Islanders' sees the band mature as songwriters, which should attract the mainstream attention that's so overdue them.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's predictably brilliant; another display of Dear's dazzling musical imagination.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Somewhat removed from the robust radio friendly pop of their first Hoffer collaboration The Life Pursuit, this latest record inhabits a more delicate sonic framework, reminiscent of early B & S.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lucky Shiner is one of the most innovative and mind-melding albums of the year and one that just keeps on giving.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is not just West's best album, it's a keen contender for the most ambitious LP in hip-hop history. West side story!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    Adele is sincere, poignant and affecting throughout; the emotive 'Someone Like You' closes the album magnificently.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    His are fragile, beautiful songs floating over warmly alien, sometimes seemingly formless musical structures yet it's an effect borne through unconventional levels of space and patience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few albums this year will match up to the level of proficiency and commitment here and yet it remains a distinct probability that the world still won't listen. An album that will shadow most others.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We're New Here is a psychedelic atlas with which we can all sonically voyage upon. A great way to start the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Joyous, pensive, cathartic and hymnal in equal measure, this is the human condition set to music.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gimme Some, sixth album from Swedish indie pop types Peter, Bjorn And John, is absolutely superb; sunshine and a hundred beach parties stuffed into thirty minutes, sprightly and joyous, cool, confident and glossy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dirty, loud and intimidatingly sexy, Blood Pressures is the result of a year spent apart - Hince's adventures in sound provide the album's thick production, while Mosshart's stint as Dead Weather frontwoman instils further confidence and swagger in her provocative lyrics.